Photo credit – Jean-Pierre Ronco

Round 2 of the 2018 ‘Towards Zero’ Victorian Road Series took place over the weekend, with 280 riders taking part in the Mansfield Tour.

Day One was based in Mansfield – with a 13.7km Individual Time Trial in the morning, and road races of 74km in the afternoon. The afternoon road races were contested on a brand new circuit, one that included a sting in the tail – the Old Tolmie Road climb (6.5km at an average gradient of 7.7%).

Day Two saw riders tackle the famous Mt Buller Road Race circuit – 47km from the Alzburg Resort in Mansfield to the Mt Buller Village.

Well done to everyone who took part in this event, it is a tough one.  Congratulations to those who made the top 10.

Elite A Grade
Raphael FREIENSTEIN (InForm MAKE) finished 4th on GC and hangs onto the jersey in the VRS Series, he was consistent in the tour; with 8th place in each stage

Elite Men C Grade
Terance HORE made the podium with a 2nd on GC.  He was 3rd in stage 1 & 2 and was 4th in the final stage up Mt Buller.

Women A Grade
Madison PELZER flew the flag for St Kilda and finished in the top 10 in each stage.

Women B Grade
Meredith CLARK finished 4th on GC and steadily improved as the tour went on, with an 8th place in TT, followed up with a 5th and a 4th in the road stages.

Women C Grade
Gwendolyn STEWART was 7th on GC and was consistent on all stages of the tour.

Masters A Grade
Matthew ROBERTSON and Richard BARKER, both of TM Insight Masters finished in the top 10 on GC, they were in the top 10 in each stage.  Ricardo PINTO of 460degrees also made the top 10 in the TT.

Masters B Grade
Peter WILKIE finished on the podium with a 3rd on GC, while Nick HARVEY and Nick BLADEN filled out the top 5.  They were in the top 5 across for most of the tour.  Well done to Robbie STOREY who was in the top 10 in the TT.

Masters C Grade
William GIELEWSKI was in the top 10 on GC, he had a very consistent tour, placing in the top 10 in each stage.  Well done to Paul KIPPIN who made the top 10 in the TT.